Women's Basketball Aims for Fifth Straight Northeast Conference Victory on Saturday Against Saint Francis Brooklyn

Women's Basketball Aims for Fifth Straight Northeast Conference Victory on Saturday Against Saint Francis Brooklyn

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FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball team looks for it's fifth straight Northeast Conference victory on Saturday against Saint Francis Brooklyn. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and can be viewed on NEC Front Row.

OPENING TIP

  • Sacred Heart looks to continue its four game NEC winning streak after a short break as the Pioneers take on St. Francis Brooklyn on the road. 
  • SHU leads the all-time series 28-14 and has won six of its last seven against the Terriers. Dating back to the 2013-14 season, Sacred Heart has topped the foe ten times in the last 15 clashes. 
  • The Pioneers are scoring an average of 69.6 points per game when the outcome was a win for the Pioneers.
  • As a team, SHU ranks second in the NEC in scoring defense (61.3) and ranks fourth in scoring offense (62.1), eighth in rebounding margin (-7.4) and sixth 3FG made/game (6.2)
  • The Pioneers as a team rank sixth in the NEC in three-point percentage as they rack up 31.0% from beyond the arc.

HAINES TALLIES SIXTH DOUBLE-DOUBLE OF SEASON

  • Graduate student Katherine Haines had another huge day for the Pioneers in the 49-48 victory over Bryant on Monday.The Graduate Student tallied 20 points with 15 boards to earn her sixth double-double of the season.
  • Her performance on Monday as well as her play against Wagner tabbed her NEC Player of the Week for the second time this season. 
  • Haines currently leads the team in points per game with 15.4 while also leading the team in rebounds per game with 9.3.

SHU 4-0 IN NEC PLAY WITH 49-48 WIN OVER BRYANT

  • The Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball team earned its fourth Northeast Conference victory on Monday as the Pioneers prevailed in the final seconds over Bryant by a final score of 49-48. 
  • Graduate student Katherine Haines led the Pioneers as she tallied her sixth double-double of the season going 7-15 from the field, 6-6 from the free throw line and racking up 15 boards. This is the second straight double-double she has achieved in a row as she earned one in the team's last game against Wagner. 
  • Two other Pioneers scored in double figures as graduate student Erin Storck quietly tallied 11 points going 5-12 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the arc. Sophomore Olivia Dabney tallied her second straight double figure game as she put up 10 points going 4-9 from the field while tallying eight rebounds. 

PIONEERS PROVE STRONG AT THE FREE THROW LINE

  • The Pioneers shot a team high 90.3% from the free throw line in Saturday's win against Wagner on Saturday. As a team, SHU went 28-31 from the line. 
  • Two Pioneers rank in the top five in NEC in free throw percentage this year which include Katherine Haines at fourth (80.3) and Candice Leatherwood who ranks fifth (80.0).

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS

  • The Terriers are coming off their third Northeast Conference victory of the season as they defeated Saint Francis University by a final score of 78-65. With the win the Terriers improved to 9-7 on the year and 3-1 in NEC play. 
  • Junior guard Jade Johnson currently leads the team in points per game as she averages 18.4 a game. She also currently leads the team in field goals per game as she is currently 13.3 a game. 
  • Saint Francis Brooklyn currently ranks first in the NEC in scoring offense tallying 75.4 points per game while the Bulldogs rank eighth in the NEC in scoring defense holding opponets to 71.9 points a game. 
  • From beyond the arc, the Terriers are led by redshirt junior Mia Ehling who is currently shooting 45.0% from three point land. 
  • On the defensive front Saint Francis Brooklyn is led by senior guard Amy O'Neill who averages 1.9 steals a game. 
  • Saint Francis Brooklyn currently out-rebounds its opponetts 41.9 to 38.1 a game.